Category Human interaction

Glass half full

Winter. Not my favourite time of year. The days are short, the nights are freezing, and in the mornings at the gym I don’t feel like doing a damn thing because it’s too cold. The bars are cold; I move and move and don’t warm up, and, basically: ‘Oh the thought of it.’ Many houses […]

The calm & the storm

One of my favourite recent Tweets: “When everything comes together at the same time, it’s either perfect or a perfect storm.” There are many tempests in teapots, and it is sometimes very easy to get overwhelmed: with good, with bad, with fear, with excitement, with boredom. I’ve also noticed many times over the years that […]

The Goldilocks Effect

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. – Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio   I think that he was trying to say is, you don’t know what you don’t know. Over the last few months, I’ve become quite close with my landlady. What an interesting person I find […]


“Change” I don’t feel the suns comin’ out today its staying in, its gonna find another way. As I sit here in this misery, I don’t think I’ll ever see the sun from here. And oh as I fade away, they’ll all look at me and say, and they’ll say, Hey look at him! I’ll […]


“If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” – Maria The boys were having a Monday morning bad joke contest and I was asked to judge. The options: “I need coffee.” “Download Java.” “I went to go watch the new Liam Neeson movie but all the seats were taken.” Obviously I opted for a) because it […]

Cooking Lessons

Sometimes I feel a bit like a modern-day Cassandra. Some of my ideas have definitely been ahead of their time and for others I am most definitely in the wrong market. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and you have to sharpen the knife to survive, right? One of the people that I […]

Goliath Never Had a Chance

Or so my mother told me, anyway. Makes sense, actually. Wearing a giant set of armour so you can barely move makes you unable to manoeuvre. Now little David could literally run circles around him and attack from far away. Who do you think is going to win in that sort of setup? This is, […]